Since that time, Barrow has become one the team's most dangerous playmakers.
"It's been good for me and I feel like I fit in well," said the 6-foot, 165-pound Barrow. "I've grown and had good coaches working with me."
Barrow is thankful to have a chance to play for the North Carolina powerhouse.
"It's great to have a chance to play at Butler," Barrow said. "Just the history – the state championships – and how they've done in the past."
The junior knows what he does well on the football field, but is also working hard to improve.
"I think me strength is my speed," Barrow said. "I'm working on catching the ball better, though."
Although it is early, Barrow is attracting interest from college programs.
Now that he has settled in with his new team, Barrow is focused on having a strong finish to the season.
"Personally, I want to be one of the leading receivers in the state," he said. "Team-wise, we want to win a state championship."
Butler is 7-3 and has this week off before closing the regular season against Charlotte (N.C.) Independence Nov. 8.